Leaked Emails Reveal Trump Aide Lied During Congressional Testimony
Emails show K.T. McFarland’s testimony about Flynn’s Russia contacts is not true.
President Trump’s former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland sent an email during the transition that contradicts her testimony before Congress in the Russia investigation, The New York Times is reporting.
According to the report, McFarland denied knowing anything about Michael Flynn’s contacts with top Kremlin officials but emails recently obtained by the The New York Times confirm she in fact knew about Flynn’s contacts with Russia.
Citing Senate documents, McFarland told lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July that she did not discuss or have any knowledge of Flynn’s contact with then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.
“I am not aware of any of the issues or events as described above,” McFarland said in response to a written question from Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) after the hearing about knowledge of Flynn’s contacts with Kislyak.
However, an email that McFarland sent on December 29, while she was serving on the Trump transition team, contradicts that testimony.
In the email, McFarland tells another campaign aide that Flynn planned to talk to Kislyak later that day.
As The New York Times notes, “The discrepancy is likely to add to mounting troubles for the White House that stem from Mr. Flynn’s interactions with Russian officials. He pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to F.B.I. agents about his discussions with Mr. Kislyak about the sanctions.”
Read the full New York Times report here.
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